5. Use three strips of bacon to wrap the chicken. First wrap the opening by wrapping the bacon around the width of the bundle to seal the opening. Wrap the second strip of bacon around the length and wrap the third piece on a diagonal to make sure the meat is completely covered
8. If applying BBQ sauce, remove the pan from oven and coat the entire bundle with half a tablespoon of the Habanero BBQ sauce. Raise the temperature to 220 C or 430 F and place the pan back into the oven and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is done. The total time will depend on the thickness of each half of the chicken breast
The BBQ Chicken bundles are a great prepare-ahead meal; make them the night before and bake or BBQ the next day. Alternatively, make ahead and enjoy them as a cold entree at a picnic.
If you make extra, place uncooked bundles in freezer bags and put into the freezer until needed. Take out the night before and let the BBQ Chicken Bundles thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Using a microwave to defrost would make the chicken rubbery.